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Father’s Day Gift Guide

When I think back on Father’s Day as a child I remember my Dad grilling hamburgers outside, playing t-ball at the park, and showering him with homemade cards. My sisters, mom, and I spent most of the day with my dad. In comparison, on Mother’s Day it was basically leave Mom alone except for the […]

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Mother's Day Disappointment

Mother’s Day Disappointment

After the Mother’s Day tornado, after all the dishes and trash had been cleared, exhausted, my Mom and I sat down and we said, “That’s not what we wanted at all.” Our house had been filled with food and family and dishes and preferences and duties, lots of duties. “Can I get you anything?” “Can […]

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5 Books That Spark Imagination in Children

In an age of screen time coming at ya from every angle, it is a sweet respite to curl up with a good book.  I feel like my daughter has a HUGE appreciation for books right now and I hope to foster that feeling for the rest of her life. Here are five books sure […]

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When Your Child Loves Your Spouse More Than You!

My daughter loves me — of this I have no doubt. Rescuing her from her forced sleep, she wakes up utterly thrilled to see me each morning. I then sit with my little love on my favorite rocker as I slowly treasure each sip of my hot morning hazelnut coffee, and like a frat boy to […]

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LEARNING FROM

Learning from Dad

  We did it. We’ve been parents for a year. I’m exhausted, but you seem to have boundless energy. I remember the early days, watching you look at her like you’d never seen anything so magnificent. You weren’t sure if you’d connect right away — you didn’t feel her every movement or share every meal […]

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Managing Dad Duties

So… Yes, I’m a dad. I have three rambunctious and active boys who all have very different and unique personalities. My oldest is nine-years-old and loves both his baseball and wrestling teams. My middle is six-years-old and seems to be much more interested in karate opposed to organized sports. Then there’s my youngest who is […]

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What I’ve Learned from You Dad

Dear Dad, I may have rolled my eyes at your advice and dad jokes over the years, but now that I’m a parent myself it all makes sense. I even find myself repeating some of your pearls of wisdom as my own. Here are a some of my favorites: “Life is about experiences, not things” – […]

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